SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $134 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 59,189 user samples
49,734 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 126% 152GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 147GB free (System drive)
Poor: 72% Great: 126%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 976
9,455 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% 210GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 87GB free
Poor: 70% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 181st / 976
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
95.6 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
471 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+9%
432 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
414 MB/s 417 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
34.3 MB/s Faster random read.
+22%
28 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
96.6 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
90.7 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
341 MB/s 342 MB/s +0%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
45.1 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+12%
40.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
356 MB/s Slightly faster sustained write speed.
+5%
338 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
488 MB/s +4% 470 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
44 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+33%
33.2 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
131 MB/s +5% 125 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
385 MB/s +1% 382 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
57.7 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+18%
48.9 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
479 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+6%
452 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 10,387,541 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+430%
0.1 %
Value
Value For Money
70.8 % 73.7 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+45%
66 %
Price
Price (score)
$163 $134 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
53 Months 47 Months Slightly more recent.
+11%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
353 MB/s 360 MB/s +2%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,279 Pts +3% 1,236 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
357 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+38%
258 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
338 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+7%
315 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
298 MB/s 305 MB/s +2%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
292 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+35%
217 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]

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